Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MITOC Whitewater Chair Search

After 5 years taking care of the MITOC whitewater program, Greg Wallace will (hopefully) be graduating this spring, which means it's time for somebody else to take over the care and feeding of the whitewater fleet. Officer elections don't normally take place until April, but we hope to find somebody who can be identified ahead of time and brought up to speed prior to the spring paddling season. Specifically we're looking for someone who:

* is really excited about becoming more involved with MITOC.
* likes repairing old-but-good equipment, and replacing old-and-bad equipment with new stuff.
* plans to be around MIT for at least a few more years.
* knows how to use all of the equipment properly, and knows how to make sure others do so as well. It's easy to kill yourself or others with this equipment, so we need to make sure you know what you're doing.
* works or studies at the MIT campus. This is not a strict requirement, although it really helps when dealing with the key office, checking in on the equipment routinely, setting up pool reservations, etc.

This is an elected position, and being the designated successor does not guarantee that you will, in the end, be the new whitewater chair. It should be noted, however, that the election has not been contested in many years.

If you think you fit the bill, contact Greg at

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thanks for a great Winter School!

Winter school 2009 over IAP was a great success. We had over 180 participants the first lecture! That means a lot of MITOC'ers learned how to have fun and be safe in the snow. For pictures, check out the MITOC gallery: